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坂本龍一

When Ryuichi Sakamoto was a high schooler in Tokyo, he had to ride a commuter train to get to class.

The passengers were always crammed on, trapping one another between stray limbs and contorted torsos.

Unable to move, all the teenage Sakamoto could do was listen.

He amused himself by counting the sounds the train made, identifying more than 10 that he would listen out for every morning.

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